Monday, February 23, 2009

Morning Star 2

This is block #8 (My goodness! Has it been 8 weeks already?) in the Friday Block Party. (see sidebar) It is called Morning Star 2. It's a nice block, fairly easy and it looks good. The pattern was for a 12 inch block (finished). I started this block on Saturday, but put it away almost immediately. I don't know where my mind was as I was cutting the fabric, because I cut the triangles (the green/turquoise ones) for the hourglass blocks a quarter of an inch too small. Guess I had too much on my mind. I didn't have time for it all weekend, but this morning I took another look at the block and decided it was too easy for me to give up on. So I completed it using some bigger triangles. I think it turned out great!
Perhaps I was confused with the '2' part of this block's name. Maybe I thought it meant that I had to make 2 blocks, because with the too-small pieces I made another block - a 9 inch one this time. I used some softer baby colours, since the 9-inch blocks from this block party will be used for a baby quilt. I just made all of the nine sections of this block 3 1/2in. unfinished. It turned out good too, I think.


6 comments:

devliegendekoe said...

Love both the blocks! Glad to hear I’m not the only one messing with inches... LOL!

Living on the Spit said...

I am really loving the baby block...it is so adorable!!! What a special gift that quilt will be.

I am always in awe of you ability!

Reddirt Woman said...

I wanted to say thanks for mentioning me in your post on your winnings. I'm glad they arrived in good shape. I'm such a ditz... I thought I had you bookmarked and I lost you, but I'm following you now so I won't lose you again!

I love the colors you chose for this block.

Helen

LizzieJane said...

Wonderful blocks, I am amazed at how quickly you put them together.
x

Shasta said...

These are such beautiful blocks. I also enjoyed seeing your BOMs - I've copied the patterns for my files - now to find time to make them!

Oiyi said...

Wow, look at all those perfect points and corners!